Osseo Middle School Teacher and students win VFW awards
Congratulations to Dan Perzel, 7th grade US Studies teacher at Osseo Middle School and his students for winning multiple awards in the 2016-2017 VFW District 7 Patriot Pen competition. Perzel was awarded Teacher of the Year with certificate and check; the award recognizes educators who foster development of democratic principles, promote America's highest ideals, and focus on citizenship education topics with their students. Ellen Anderson, Adedayo Onanuga, and Erin Judd each received a certificate and a check award for taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectfully. Their winning essays were on “The America I Believe In.” On hand from the VFW were Scott Southerland, District Commander, Don Herman, Patriot Pen chairman and Jeff Jarosz, District Teacher of the Year Chairman.
My highest goal and greatest achievement is getting student to understand they have a voice; to think critically and to develop the philosophy of “getting involved” – Mr. Perzel.